Against Nature

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Author: Tomas Espedal
ISBN: 9780857422354
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Against Nature by Tomas Espedal

Original Title: Against Nature

In contemporary Norwegian fiction, Tomas Espedal's work stands out as uniquely bound up with the author's personal experiences.Against Nature, a companion volume to the already-published Against Art, is an examination of factory work, love's labour and the work of writingworking in order to live in compliance with society and nature. But what is natural? And why is Espedal drawn towards the impossibleimpossible love, books, myths, taboos? He reads the story of Abélard and Héloïse and about young Marguerite Duras and her Chinese lover, and realizes that he too is turning into one of those who live against nature.

Against Nature

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Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430453
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Against Nature by Steven Vogel

Original Title: Against Nature

Against Nature examines the history of the concept of nature in the tradition of Critical Theory, with chapters on Lukacs, Horkheimer and Adorno, Marcuse, and Habermas. It argues that the tradition has been marked by significant difficulties with respect to that concept; that these problems are relevant to contemporary environmental philosophy as well; and that a solution to them requires taking seriously--and literally--the idea of nature as socially constructed.

Games Against Nature

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Author: Robert Harms
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521655354
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Games Against Nature by Robert Harms

Original Title: Games Against Nature

In this book, Robert Harms makes an important advance toward recovering the history of the people of the rain forest by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River. Using concepts drawn from game theory, Professor Harms explores the changing relationship between nature and culture among the Nunu. Picturing Nunu society as animated by a never-ending competition among lineages and households, he traces how the competition pushed people into new environments, and how adaption to the new environment, in turn, led to new forms of competition.

Crimes Against Nature

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Author: Karl Jacoby
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520282299
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Crimes Against Nature by Karl Jacoby

Original Title: Crimes Against Nature

Crimes against Nature reveals the hidden history behind three of the nation's first parklands: the Adirondacks, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon. Focusing on conservation's impact on local inhabitants, Karl Jacoby traces the effect of criminalizing such traditional practices as hunting, fishing, foraging, and timber cutting in the newly created parks. Jacoby reassesses the nature of these "crimes" and provides a rich portrait of rural people and their relationship with the natural world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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